If you have persistent heel pain, plantar fasciitis is one possible cause. This condition is caused by excessive stress on the plantar fascia, the tissue that stretches from your heel bone to your toes. While the precise cause of plantar fasciitis isn’t always known, podiatrists believe certain types of high-impact exercise, long periods of standing, and genetics may be to blame.
If you’re looking for a podiatrist who offers diagnosis and treatment for plantar fasciitis for the Gresham, OR, area, contact Oregon Foot Clinic. We are Portland and Gresham’s go-to clinic for all foot-related issues.
Is It Plantar Fasciitis or Something Else?
Before you can get treatment for your condition, you need to know what condition you have. Plantar fasciitis is commonly confused for several other conditions with similar symptoms. For example, your heel pain could also be due to:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Stress fracture
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Only an expert can accurately determine whether your symptoms are caused by plantar fasciitis or a different problem. Dr. Palmer has offered podiatry services since 1989, so he can provide you with an informed and correct diagnosis.
How Can You Get Relief?
We offer a number of treatment options to patients with plantar fasciitis in our Portland, OR clinic. First, we’ll try conservative treatments to relieve your pain, and if those don’t work, we’ll recommend more aggressive procedures.
Your conservative treatment options include:
- Pain-relief medication and icing
- Physical therapy
For many patients, these methods provide relief from symptoms within a few months.
If more conservative approaches fail to manage your plantar fasciitis pain, we can try:
- Injecting steroids into the heel
- Removing scar tissue from the plantar fascia
If you need treatment for plantar fasciitis in Portland, OR, call 503-255-8100 to set up an appointment. Our office is open Monday through Friday.